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Sophie Rosser and Rachel Latzel shake off a bad point in their match against Timberland High School. The duo pushed through and won their match 6-4 on Sept. 12.

A Tumultuous Triumph

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer September 26, 2023

JV girls tennis took another win in their matches against Timberland High School with a score of 8-3. Starting the season off strong freshman Rachel Latzel and her partner junior Sophie Rosser take their...

Reed gives a pep talk to seniors Katie Groat and Kate Voges at State in Springfield. Reed and Rohrbach took Groat and Voges to State on October 13. Photo by FHC Tennis @FHCTennisFam

Deuces to Seniors

Anabel Gundersen, Staff Reporter November 9, 2022

On Tuesday, October 4th, the majority of the varsity girls tennis team wrapped up their season in a close 4-5 match in the Class 3 District 3 semi finals against St. Dominic. Senior, Loryn Thorpe, reflects...

Teammates talk before the game against Holt

More then just tennis

Ian Spencer, Staff Reporter October 21, 2022

As freshman year starts millions of social opportunities arise, such as making various memories and creating bonds that help develop and mature young students. This is also the time when students start...

Sam Deuser rushes in to save the ball from hitting the ground.

Superb Singles

Gavin Bearup, Staff Photographer October 11, 2022

  The girls varsity tennis team won its singles games against Fort Zumwalt East with the score of 6-4 on Sept. 21. The girls played their hardest regardless of how hard FZE tried. Fortunately,...

Senior MaryGrace Cummings demonstrates good sportsmanship while handing the ball off to the opposing team. Senior Loryn Thorpe walks to her spot to prepare for the serve.

A Painful Pounce

Avah Pauck, Staff Photographer October 4, 2022

JV and varsity girls tennis played Timberland in an exciting home match on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. With the sun blindingly bright and no clouds in the sky, the girls gave their all to win the match. Ultimately...

Junior Chelsea Beeler about to hit the ball.

Double Trouble

Bella Smith and Ava Reyes September 29, 2022

   The Girl’s JV Tennis team had a tournament against Fort Zumwalt West on Saturday, Sept. 17th. The girls showed an immense amount of effort against not only Fort Zumwalt West, but also...

Senior duo, Allie Raines and Aubrey Hunter stand poised and ready for the match to begin.

Getting Into the Swing of Things

Kyly Jacobs, Staff Photographer September 28, 2022

On Monday, Sept. 19th, the JV and varsity girls tennis teams went head-to-head against Fort Zumwalt South in a scathing 2 hour event. With extreme heat and blazing sun, the girls played to the best of...

Aubrey Hunter Kicking the ball

Serving up a Game

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer November 2, 2021

Girls Junior Varsity Tennis played against Fort Zumwalt West in a Home match. Nadia Manushev thinks being able to play with the friends you make is the best part of the game. "I like the friendships...

Bethany List and Lindsay Way get ready to start their doubles match.

Game, Set, Match!

Rebecca Hornberger, Staff Photographer October 18, 2021

The JV girls tennis team went up in an exciting match against Liberty High School on Sept. 17. The girls had been practicing intensely for their matches. Junior, Allie Raines, is playing her first season...

Junior Katie Groat hitting a backhanded shot.

A Bittersweet Ending

Madi Hermeyer, Staff Photographer October 8, 2021

On October 3rd, Varsity Girl's Tennis played their Team Districts against Fort Zumwalt West. They went into the match with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses, ready to defeat FZW. While FHC lost the match...

Sophomore Kate Baranowski serves the ball.

One, Two, Swing!

Charlie Rosser, Staff Photographer September 23, 2021

The JV girls tennis team faced off against Holt on Sept. 15. The team has been honing their skills at practice for months in preparation to test their abilities against other high schools. A few of the...

Junior Chloe Schwab, hitting the ball.

Swinging to Greatness

Maya Culian, Staff Photographer October 1, 2020

Playing your rival school is never an easy task. On Wednesday, Sept. 9 the Girls Varsity Tennis team had a match against their rival school, Howell High School, the match ended with a final score of 0-9....

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